Grenade explodes at Gaza church, no casualties

A hand grenade exploded in the courtyard of a Roman Catholic church in Gaza City overnight Wednesday without causing any casualties or damage, a parish official said Thursday.


“In the middle of the night, unknown assailants threw a hand grenade at the church. It landed in the courtyard and exploded but caused no damage or casualties,” the source said, requesting anonymity.


“We won't let this juvenile and irresponsible act affect us and will carry on our work as normal,” he added, without saying who might have been responsible.


Police in the Hamas-ruled enclave were investigating the incident, which took place in the city's southern Zeitun neighborhood. (AFP)